Let’s Take the Train
The Oberth landed without incident at the Daedalus Complex’s landing terminal, and Dor and Carver followed it in, transmitting their Weyland code clearances to the docking authority.
The payload had guiding thrusters that allowed it to enter the thin Martian atmosphere and land with pinpoint accuracy on the accelerator pad. Dor maneuvered Wexel to a nearby airlock and docked with practiced familiarity.
From her chair, Dor watched as the Oberth’s accelerator pad whirred to life and the rocket lurched forward and into the tunnel networks. The pad would deliver the giant rocket directly onto a sub-surface transport network for shipping to the new Weyland headquarters on Khondi plaza.
Carver unstrapped himself and pushed a lock of black hair out of his eyes, uncovering his clan tattoos. “You hitting the pub after this?”
Dor shook her head and tapped the console. “No such luck, brother. I’m the delivery girl.”
Carver groaned and glanced at the invoice. “The execs want the mechanic to do a hand off to technical?”
“Time wasted,” Dor said.
“Time wasted,” Carver agreed. Then he walked out, no doubt looking for the closest, cheapest pub.
Dor completed Wexel’s shutdown sequences and locked out the controls before heading into the port authority complex. It was only a short walk to the transport terminal where the Oberth waited. There was a security terminal credentialing riders, and Dor waited patiently in the line behind a harried looking woman in a sharp suit and her companion, a smarmy blond guy with a purple tie. More execs coming in from Earth every day, Dor thought.
Dorsey Johnson had been born in New Angeles, but she’d spent half her life and all of her teen years on Mars. When her mother had landed a prestigious engineering job with Jemison Astronautics, the whole family had packed up and headed out to the red planet. A few years passed, Dorsey went to university, and then she found herself piloting repair craft for Jemison too. Two of Dorsey’s brothers were working for Jemison as well, though her youngest sibling, Shanelle, was still in grade school.
The trip to Khondi Plaza was speedy. Mag-lev tracks were always a fast ride.
The train’s arrival was signaled by a quiet chime, and the other dozen passengers stood to file out and into a bright hangar hung with Weyland corporate logos.
Dor leaned back, happy to sit while everyone jostled for space.
That’s when the doors slammed shut.
The harried woman in the sharp suit jumped back with a screech, and the lights in the cabin went a deep, threatening red.
Purple tie was on the outside of the train, and he whirled around with alarm. He took a confused step back towards the train, raising his hand, then he looked around the terminal.
Corridors everywhere were sealing shut, and a squad of twenty armoured private security thugs spilled out of a heavily-fortified door. Their guns were raised and pointed directly at the train. Purple tie threw his hands in the air and started shouting. Dor couldn’t hear anything though, the mag-lev trains were sound proofed.
“Shit,” Dor said. Reading the interior screens of the train.
Quarantine Protocol in Effect.
Trick of ICE
For my deck built around Quarantine System, I wanted to move into Vegan Weyland and focus on Trick of Light batteries. That means we put a few more ICE in and try to make them all advanceable. We also cut the False Leads to put in Firmware Updates. Hollywood Renovation keeps us advancing, and with Trick of Light, Oberth, and Jemison, we should be able to get those Atlases out relatively well, making the Renovations and GFI easier to land.
Anson Rose serves as a great distraction for the Runner, and another great way to get more advancement counters out.
I think this deck is probably weaker than the previous one, and it’s probably because the agenda suite is wonky. Trick of Light doesn’t really synergize well with Hollywood Renovation or Oberth, so it’s more of an alternative to get Atlases scored out if Oberth has been destroyed or is being blanked.
Still, it’ll be cool to see all that ICE come up real cheap.
Coriolis Jemison (Quarantine System)
Jemison Astronautics: Sacrifice. Audacity. Success.
2x Firmware Updates
1x Global Food Initiative ●
2x Hollywood Renovation
3x Hostile Takeover
3x Project Atlas
2x Anson Rose
3x Jackson Howard ●●●
3x Quarantine System
2x Space Camp
2x Oberth Protocol
3x Hedge Fund
3x Trick of Light ●●●●● ●●●●
3x Fire Wall
3x Hadrian’s Wall
3x Ice Wall
Code Gate (4)
13 influence spent (max 15, available 2)
20 agenda points (between 20 and 21)
49 cards (min 45)
Cards up to Daedalus Complex
Deck built on https://netrunnerdb.com.